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by Nils Meier
A full-featured standalone application that can handle all of your genealogic information (GEDCOM compliant). It provides different graphical components for working on your Family Tree. This is an Open Source project and is free. This is where you go to help with the development of GenealogyJ. It is written in the language Java.

Free • Windows • Mac • Unix • Full Featured
Overall124.46 out of 54.46 out of 54.46 out of 54.46 out of 54.46 out of 5 4.46
20180    No Ratings
201725 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
Earlier104.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 5 4.11

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GenealogyJ Review by Konrad,  Dec 22, 2017

Not Rated

As it seems, development of GenJ seems to have stopped since 2014. I recommend to use Ancestris instead(, which is a fork from GenJ.

GenealogyJ Review by DieVo,  Dec 21, 2017

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

Weil GenealogyJ direkt mit dem GEDCOM-Dateiformat arbeitet, wurde es für mich zu einem sehr nützlichen Werkzeug zum schnellen Anschauen von auch unbekannten Dateien in diesem Datenformat.

Ich selbst benutze GenealogyJ nur als GEDCOM-Viewer; für die Eingabe von genealogischen Daten verwende ich das Programm Ahnenblatt.

Biggest Pro: Kostenlose Open-Source-Software; sie kann auf drei verschiedenen Plattformen laufen

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‎Because GenealogyJ works directly with the GEDCOM file format, it was for me as a very useful tool for quick viewing of also unknown files in this data format.‎ ‎I myself use GenealogyJ only as a GEDCOM Viewer; for genealogical data entry, I use the program Ahnenblatt.‎
‎Biggest Pro: Free open-source software; She can run on three different platforms‎

GenealogyJ Review by DieVo,  Dec 29, 2016

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

GenealogyJ arbeitet direkt mit dem GEDCOM-Dateiformat und ermöglicht die Eingabe aller im GEDCOM-Standard vorgesehenen Lebens-Ereignisse; die Anzahl der erfassbaren Ehen und Kinder ist nicht begrenzt.
Dateneingabe-Fehler lassen sich leicht korrigieren. Das Programm bietet eine gute Auswahl an leistungsfähigen Reporting-Funktionen.

Biggest Pro: Frei, weil Open Source; Speicherung aller genealogischen Daten direkt im GEDCOM-Dateiformat.
Biggest Con: Die Bedienung des Programms ist gewöhnungsbedürftig; man braucht einige Zeit, um zügig damit arbeiten zu können.

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‎GenealogyJ works directly with the GEDCOM file format and allows the input of all life events provided for in the GEDCOM standard; There is no limit to the number of elusive marriages and children. ‎
‎ Data entry errors can be easily corrected. The program offers a good selection of powerful reporting functions.‎
‎Biggest Pro: Free, because open source; Storage of all genealogical data directly in the GEDCOM file format. ‎
‎Biggest con: the operation of the program is getting. It takes some time to work quickly.

GenealogyJ Review by Alix Warnke,  Mar 27, 2016

4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

Powerful reporting features, customizeable views

Biggest Pro: Powerful reporting features, customizeable views
Biggest Con: A bit difficult to use at first.

GenealogyJ Review by Andrew,  Jan 1, 2016

1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

I tried downloading the file three times, each time the file is damaged. I cannot install it or use it.

Biggest Pro: N/A
Biggest Con: Cannot download

GenealogyJ Review by Rollo Ravenscroft,  Nov 14, 2015

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 I have use various other family tree programs but GenealogyJ is the most professional. the other are all trying to tie you up into their world and all I am interested is the actual Tree

Biggest Pro: Easy to master and FREE Opensource software
Biggest Con: None I’m happy

GenealogyJ Review by John Campbell,  Feb 27, 2015

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

If this was shareware, I’d do my best to scrap up whatever would be charged for the program!

Biggest Pro: Free!!!
Biggest Con: too long in developement!

GenealogyJ Review by Guillermo,  May 9, 2013

4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

I could not find a way to add a picture of the involved people into the graph.

GenealogyJ Review by Mary Moya,  Oct 26, 2012

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

I am a user for 4 days and just starting with GenJ and GEDCOM, but I really like this program. The online help-wiki gives clear explanations of the GEDCOM data structure and how to use the program, which have been invaluable for a beginner. I learned not only about the program, but also about genealogy research. It addresses issues of data transfer and includes disclaimers for non-standard data tags. The program is robust and data entry is fast and efficient. I like the undo feature and the option for either GUI (graphical) data entry or direct editing of the GEDCOM database. Mistakes are easy to correct. The developer responded quickly to my beginner question. Very cool.

Biggest Pro: Robustness and efficiency
Biggest Con: Not much of a con, but must consult user’s manual - not everything is intuitive

GenealogyJ Review by ePublius,  Feb 12, 2012

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

Outstanding program. Does what most would want. No bugs apparent.
Offers views in table form and graphic form. Includes space to add notes about each individual
Only shortcomings -just to balance the review–and these are quite minor.
1. Does not permit second spouses to be added.
2. Initial learning not straight forward, but after some quick trial and error one learns the technique for adding and editing individuals.

Biggest Pro: Complete, bug free, easy to use after quick trial and error, and of course open source
Biggest Con: Does not permit second spouses

GenealogyJ Review by Charlie Mead,  Jul 13, 2011

4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

A useful genealogy program with a good range of features. It works directly with Gedcom file format makig it a handy tool for looking inside these files. It produces some attractive charts which can be saved as postscipt files.

Biggest Pro: Works directly with the Gedcom file format.
Biggest Con: Requires Java and postscript.

GenealogyJ Review by Michael Larkin,  Dec 24, 2010

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

Does everything I wanted or needed

Biggest Pro: Good selection of outputs
Biggest Con: could do with better “Help” file when learning to use